Cloud Enablement

Driving innovation, efficiency and agility across the enterprise

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Moving services into the cloud delivers benefits including cost savings, greater business agility, and increased access and integration across the supply chain.

But do you go public, private, or hybrid? Which applications are ready to go into the cloud? What are the implications? These are just some of the questions your organisation needs to address before it can realise the benefits of cloud enablement.

What we do

Optimation helps you navigate the challenges of cloud enablement to deliver on your strategic goals. We work with you to:

  • Assess whether a cloud model is right for your business
  • Develop a cloud enablement strategy and roadmap driven by overall business strategy and outcomes
  • Weigh up public, private, and hybrid cloud options
  • Evaluate and integrate smart enabling technologies from Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other leading cloud providers
  • Identify and evaluate cloud vendors to get the right fit, cost, and risk profile for your business
  • Balance cloud-based applications with existing on-premise solutions
  • Architect, implement, and support cloud-based solutions

Key Capabilities

  • Cloud roadmaps and strategy: public / private / hybrid, off-the-shelf and on-premise solutions
  • Cloud vendor evaluation
  • Architecture of cloud solutions
  • Technical feasibility, enterprise readiness, cost models
  • Cloud implementation
  • Change management

Business Benefits

  • Agility and speed to market by rapidly scaling capability and capacity to meet market needs
  • Unlock additional value from existing assets
  • Accessibility and availability across the organisation, anywhere on any device
  • Increase IT and enterprise productivity
  • Reduce IT spend on non-value add activities such as maintenance
  • Lower TCO by paying only for what you use

Results

Here's how our clients are benefiting from cloud enablement.

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GeoOp

For this rapidly growing SaaS provider, we reviewed the technical feasibility, cost, and fit of the four largest public cloud providers. The result was a sound design for a future cloud infrastructure that will cost-effectively deliver high availability and incremental scaling in order to support a rapidly increasing customer base.

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eLife

To support its new online life insurance offering, eLife need secure, cost-effective hosting with the ability to scale up on demand. We architected Amazon-based cloud platforms for both production and QA that include auto-scaling across multi-availability zones to give a scalable and resilient infrastructure.

The result is an initial 50% reduction in forecast hosting costs and the ability to create a clone of the production environment for QA in less than one day.

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Department of Conservation

DoC wanted to run a 10 month project to build and test an ontology-based Auto Classification system to classify the content being received by their workers in the field.
We deployed the Smartlogic Semaphore solution on an Amazon server, enabling the delivery of Auto Classification to DoC's content stored on a Windows Fileshare.

The Amazon Server was deployed rapidly and provided the platform in a timely manner, enabling the project to meet its deadlines and avoid capital expenditure.

Technologies

At Optimation, we combine our deep consulting expertise and broader practice capabilities with smart enabling technologies to deliver rapid innovation and improved business performance. As vendor certified cloud architects, our technology expertise includes:

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Amazon Web Services

• Highly scalable, low cost, low latency cloud services
• Integrated big data analytics

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Rackspace

• Managed cloud – public or private
• Dedicated Infrastructure as a Service

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Microsoft Azure

• Instant provisioning of Windows and Linux Virtual Machines, apps, and infrastructure within Microsoft-managed data centres around the world

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Google Cloud platform

• Build, test and deploy applications on Google’s highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure
• Services for web, mobile and backend solutions